Early Triple Crown Nominations Due Jan. 29


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Edited Press Release

Early nominations for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds to become eligible to compete in the 2022 Triple Crown series are due Saturday, Jan. 29 with a $600 payment.

Payment for early Triple Crown nominations must be made at the time of entry on www.TheTripleCrown.com. Information regarding phone or mail-in entries can also be found on the website.

The 2022 Triple Crown opens Saturday, May 7 with the 148th running of the $3-million GI Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve at Churchill Downs. The 147th running of the $1.5-million GI Preakness S. is set for Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico Race Course. The 154th running of the $1.5-million GI Belmont S. is scheduled for Saturday, June 11.

Last year's Triple Crown nominations attracted 326 early nominees plus nine late nominations.

Horses not nominated during the early phase can be made eligible between Jan. 30-Mar. 28 with a $6,000 payment. Any horse not nominated during either the early or late nomination phases have a final opportunity to become eligible for the races through payment of a supplemental nomination fee due at the time of entry for each Triple Crown race: Kentucky Derby ($200,000), Preakness ($150,000) and Belmont ($50,000).

Representatives of the Triple Crown host tracks include:

  • Churchill Downs: Vice President of Racing and Racing Secretary Ben Huffman at (502) 638-3820 or [email protected]; Assistant Racing Secretary and Stakes Coordinator Dan Bork at (502) 638-3806 or [email protected]; Racing Operations Manager Kelly Danner at (502) 638-3825 or [email protected]
  • Pimlico: Racing Secretary Jillian Sofarelli at (800) 638-1859 or [email protected]
  • Belmont Park: Stakes Coordinator Andrew Byrnes at (718) 659-4217 or [email protected]


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